CMFE is taking part in the Council of Europe’s committee on quality journalism in the digital age (MSI-JOQ) which met for the second time in Strasbourg on Sept. 24-25. The committee is tasked to prepare a standard-setting proposal on criteria and measures for promoting an enabling environment for quality journalism, taking account of the current challenges and the role that journalism should continue to play in safeguarding democracies. MSI-JOQ is also preparing a draft study on media and information literacy in the digital environment. Among the experts involved are Nadia Bellardi, independent expert on the committee, and Helmut Peissl, observer on behalf of CMFE. Read more here: https://www.coe.int/en/web/freedom-expression/-/msi-joq-experts-discussed-quality-journalism-and-media-literacy-in-the-digital-age
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CMFE is happy to share with you these pictures from our 2018 General Assembly, held at the wonderful CMA conference in Sheffield/UK on the 15th of September!
The MAH project’s resources and research are now all available online and we encourage you to use them and share them in your work and networks. The campaign website will remain active: www.mediaagainsthate.org/
In particular, CMFE and COMMIT developed the Online Module “Inclusion through Media” based on the good practices and feedback collected during the media literacy workshops.
This year’s CMFE GA is taking place in Sheffield/UK on the 15th of September from 10am to 12/noon. This is in conjunction with the CMA conference (https://www.commedia.org.uk/events-training/community-media-conference-2018/) at The Workstation (https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/workstation/) – Thanks to the organizers for hosting us in Sheffield!!
As a member of CMFE you have received detailed information about the GA and ways to contribute – if you have not received such a mail, please do get in contact with us as soon as possible: email@example.com
The authors Chris Voniati*, Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier published their paper in the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, vol. 3, no. 1 (2018). Please find the abstract below: Continue reading
Community media are situated between public service and private-commercial media organizations. They symbolize diversity, pluralism, participative media production and content of civil society. Community media operate as a space for public, democratized, multivocal debates. Despite their long-standing existence – Austria looks back at 20 years of community radio – they are often left aside of the media policy debate. Continue reading
Lina Chawaf, Executive Director of Rozana Radio and member of the CMFE board of directors, won the 2018 Reporters without Borders’ press freedom award. “Reporters without Borders” awarded its press freedom prize to Chawaf in recognition of her among distinguished journalists and media figures and to acknowledge her struggle to defend and encourage the freedom of press. Continue reading
We are glad to announce that the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe adopted on 7th of March 2018 the Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership. Continue reading
The European Federation of Journalists is organizing the final conference of the Media Against Hate project in Brussels, on 5 and 6 March 2018. The final conference will bring together around 70 participants including the OSCE media freedom representative Harlem Désir, journalists, media policy makers, civil society representatives, media regulators and other relevant stakeholders. Continue reading